808 Cube is a part of the Chrome Cube Lab and the Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibit at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.
"Aleatoric music is music which is composed using an element of randomness. This style of music dates back to at least the 15h century and comes from the latin word for dice, which were used in 18th Century musical dice games. The American composer John Cage created aleatoric music composed from ancient Chinese methods of randomness known as the I Ching. Here we are taking a modern classic instrument, the Roland TR-808 and applying the Rubik's cube's 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 combinations as a source of randomization."
PollySynth is a multiplayer polyphonic synthesizer.
Synthesizer voices are visualized as members of the PollySynth gang. Players fly these guys around and create audio havoc just by loading a website on their mobile and playing with the controls. Spatial audio effects add to the fun as characters zoom by.
PollySynth is currently available as a location specific experience. For inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphic designer Superdeux came to Secret Feature with an interactive project to be featured as part of his gallery show “I Wish I Could Talk” at The Summit SF. Users interacted with shapes using an XBox Kinect. The interaction was designed to work for both the show's opening night and normal business hours when the location operates as a cafe. With casual interaction as a requirement, special considerations were made for the experience to work well with one to many users requiring no calibration from the participants.